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    Dhan Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Maharaj, Sep 11.
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    Timeless Wisdom

    Bhanu Bel Updesh SriGuruHargobind Sahib Ji 6th Patshahi. Bhanu Behl. Raas 5th, Adaiy 46th. In Rajmahalpur lived a Sikh named Bhanoo Behl , he adopted Sikhi with great love and would engage in his duties according to Guru Ji’s matt (instructions). (1) He meditated upon Satnam Waheguru; he shared his food before eating it himself. He came to Sri Hargobind Ji and upon placing offerings he bowed his head. (2) He asked the ocean of knowledge (Guru Ji) “Shaastars contain many teachings, some praise Tapp (endurance) and Tirith (holy sites) and some say engage in Vart Nem.” (3) “Some do Jugg Horm , some say make donations but in the house of Satguru the greatness is only achieved through the simran of Satnam.” (4) “What is the difference between them? explain this. In what way is the Mehmah (greatness) of Satnam more?”. Upon hearing this Guru Ji imparted a mahan jugti (great technique). (5) “Consider Satnam to be the mathematical number one, all other actions are on a par to zero. Write number one first, then by following it with a zero its value has increased by tenfold”. (6) “If the number one is not placed before the zeros then just zeros by themselves are valueless. These zeros hold no value in counting etc. Since it remains nothing.” (7) “In this way without Satnam everything is veyarth (waste). There are some Punn Karam (good deeds) whose phall (reaction) is from beginning to end, i.e. diminishes. If one is not followed by zero then it cannot become tenfold but will remain one in itself it will not diminish.” (8) “All other Dharam (faiths) are of the previous yugs (eras) , they can only be accomplished if man is very strong and has plentiful wealth. I Kalyug only Satnam is prominent , from this sukhah da ghar (happiness/liberation) can be attained.” (9) “Freedom cannot be attained without Naam , with committing other karam hankaar (ego) is given rise to. With Hari Simran (Waheguru meditation) the mann (mind) becomes snimar (humble) , the end time is filled with sukh (pleasure).” (10) “This is the difference , recognise this in the mind , this is without hankaar (ego).” Bhanoo Behl filled with happiness upon hearing this. He accepted Guru Ji’s words and took them to heart. (11) Badli Sodhi and Seht Gopal always stayed with Guru Ji. They perpetually worked hard. Once they asked Guru Ji a question. (12) “Give us updesh (Divine knowledge) which will give us Param Kalyan (highest liberation).” Guru Ji replied “You will remain very sukhi (happy) if you adopt humbleness towards everyone.” (13) “Just as we see the water in a Fuharah (fountain) , the lower it goes the higher it rises. The dust of the feet is at the lowest point i.e. bottom of the feet, and because of this it blows onto everyone’s heads.” (14) “The little finger on the hand is the one adorned with a beautiful ring. The smallest of all trees is the Chandan tree, it’s fragrance is taken by all the tress nearby.” (15) “The higher the Padhvi (status) one requires , the more humble they should keep their mind. Vishnu is considered the greatest because he is more humble than everybody else.” (16) “When Prighu Rishi kicked Vishnu in order to wake him , Vishnu started gently massaging Prighu Rishi’s feeet with utmost humility and considered himself blessed for being touched by a Brahmin (holy person). In the yagg (food service) of the Pandhavs he washed the feet of the Rishi’s. The other actions of Vishnu Bhagwan are all carried out with utmost humility. He does not adopt hankaar (ego).” (17) “As a result of receiving high Padhvi (status) , he is of humble mind , there is no hankaar (ego) whatsoever. Always desires defeat from Gursikhs , does not ever want to defeat them.” (18) “The victor ultimately loses , the defeated is the victor. They become magical.” (19) “Whosoever thinks that “I have climbed high” he will have to come down. The one’s who desires to be low will suddenly reach height.” (20) “The victor is the defeated and the defeated is the victor , in the way there is a reciprocal practice in Sikhs. Always remain humble in Satsangat, utter sweet words when meeting Sikhs.” (21) Hearing the divine words from Satguru, he humbly attained Param Padhvi (high status). There was a handsome Gursikh named Chadda who’s house was in Agra. (22) Sikhs would gather in the dharamsala (place of worship) , do Kirtan and Naam Simran. Wherever he saw Bhajan (Waheguru’s praises) being performed, he would do abundant seva there. (23) He would come to Sri Guru Hargobind Ji and did seva with great love. One day whilst sitting by Guru Ji , with clasped hands he humbly requested. (24) “Heh Satguru Ji by which method do you save Sikhs? By imparting gunn (good habits) and eradicating Augunn (vices etc.)?” Upon hearing this Guru Ji said “Satguru char parkaar de hunday hunn (there are four types of Satguru).” (25) “Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the foremost amongst the four , whose naam being just heard causes the Jamm (grim reaper) to let go. One Guru is akin to Titli (butterfly like) , it takes any category of Keedah (insect)”. (26) "Upon keeping them safe in its house for a long time , the keedah (insect) too becomes a titli. It transforms any variety of keedah into its own form , but it can be seen that not all keedah become titli it only selects one kind to transform into a titli." (27) "One Guru is like Paras (touchstone), if any one type of metal comes into contact with it then it will turn it into gold but cannot make the metal into Paras (touchstone) itself. It will not impart its power to anyone/anything etc." (28) "One Guru is like Bavan Chandan (fragranced tree), during a particular season it will fragrant all the trees that are nearby it. This can only be done during a particular season and not all the time." (29) "One Satgur is on a par with a diva (candle like device), if another diva comes into contact with it then it can light that up too provided that the diva comes to it with tel (oil) and batti (wick)." (30) "Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is Param Kirpaloo (supreme blessings), if anyone becomes a Sikh with Sharda (faith), reads and listens to Satguru Ji's Bani then he/she will slowly become a Brahm Gyani (having divine knowledge)." (31) "Their Atmah becomes Anand May (blissful), if they wish they too can make others like them. There is no technique required other than meeting with Satsangat (holy congregation)." (32) "From this Kalyan (liberation) is attained, the bandan (shackles) of births and deaths become naash (destryoyed)." Handsome Chaddha became an eager devotee of Satsangat after hearing this beautiful Updesh (teachings). (33) A Sikh named Mohan lived in Decca who desired the attributes of Gursikhi in his heart. He came from far to do the Darshan (seeing) of Guru Ji. He gave bheta ( offerings) to Guru Ji according to his samratha (ability). (34) Upon placing his head at Guru Ji's feet he felt a great sense of Anand (bliss). He stayed with Guru Ji with great love. One day whilst sitting near Sachay Patshah (true king i.e. Guru Ji) he made a benti (huble request). (35) "Birth and death is a big kasht (pain), hey Kirpaloo (compassionate) Guru Ji, please eradicate this kasht." Guru Ji then replied , "you have not recognised yourself, without recognising oneself this mahan (tremendous) kasht (pain) does not finish." (36) "Tell us this which roop (form) do you consider yourself?, in which your chit (mind) remains rangya (coloured)?" Upon hearing this Bhai Mohan said "we have seen tann roop (physical human body), hey Sachay Patshah (true king) we are your Sikhs." (37) Upon hearing this Guru Ji said " know this that all sareer (bodies) are made of panj tatt (five elements). Panj tatt were present before taking birth, when the sareer becomes nasht (finished) the panj tatt will still remain." (38) "That is why the tann (physical bodies) of Guru and Sikh are saman (equal). Parmatmah (Waheguru Ji) in any way is not less in either. Bhaav (in other words) just as the bodies of Guru and Sikh are made of the five elements, in the same way Viapak Parmatmah (all present Waheguru Ji) in both is brabar (equal). Parmatmah is neither born nor dies, remains Ik saman (constant) in Sakhi roop (always present)." (39) "The bhed (difference) of the mann (mind) between Guru and Sikh is very big. The mind of Guru Ji is Ujjal (brilliant white etc.), the mind of the Sikh is Kala (black/stained etc.) One is shudh (pure), the other is ashudh (adulterated). When the Sikh comes the sharan (sanctuary) and engages in Pooja (Waheguru Ji's devotion)." (40) "Walks the path of Gurbani by listening to it, takes into the heart with sthiratah (stability). Gradually remove the mahal (filth/dirt etc.) from the mind, make it ujjal (brilliant white/clean etc.) and free from dirt etc." (41) "Then the Sikh should recognise their roop (form), distance all the sareer hankaar (body/self/ego etc.)The laksh (property) of the Jeev (being) and Ishvar (Waheguru Ji) is the same Sat Chitt Anand (eternal bliss)." (42) "The bani (words) of both is separate , the bani of the jeev (beings) is very little. The bani of Ishvar (Waheguru Ji) is sarab viapak (everywhere) , whosoever knows this well is gyanvaan (with knowledge)." (43) "One jall (water) is ujjal (clean) one together with tal (pool etc.) is dirty. Look at the pratibimb (reflection) of the suraj (sun) in both. In the dirty water it looks dirty. Where the water is clean and ujjal (clear) then the sun there will look ujjal (clear) and clean too." (44) "Shudh (pure) Satogun is in maya, the aks (reflection) of Brahm (Waheguru Ji) that falls on shudh (pure) maya is Ishvar (Waheguru Ji). The Aks (reflection) of Brahm on maleen (filth) maya , or avidya tamogun in other words , is the Jeev (being)." (45) "Six attributes can be seen in Ishvar, that is why they are called Bhagwan. Listen to this in deatail." (46) "Jass, Aishvarj , Viragh , Udartah , Lashmi , and Gyan. The six vikar and jeona (living) , marnah (dying) are the varn of the sareer (body)." (47) "Bhuk (hunger) and Pyas (thirst) are both between the pran (life force). Kushi (happiness) and Gammi (unhappiness) are between the mann (mind). There is Nirlaep (unblemished) Brahm Saakhi (Waheguru Ji) there, and if recognised one becomes mukt (liberated)." (48) "Upon hearing this the Sikhs then asked "you have just eulogised Satnaam". Then Satguru Ji replied "try to understand in your minds, just as there is a strong currant in the river." (49) "Some try to cross it with the strength of their arms, but these are few, think about it. By boarding the baedi (boat) everyone can cross it easily." (50) "In the same way Satnaam is a mighty Jahaz (ship) , by engaging in Naam Japp all the desires of the mind are fulfilled. In the end Naam becomes a huge sahyik (support). It destroys all the Kasht (troubles) forever." (51) "There is nothing comparable to this in Kalyug (this era). Do simran on a daily basis. If a person engages in Namm Japp daily then they are Dhan (very great). Prabhu (Waheguru Ji ) also becomes Prasan (pleased) when the livv (concentration) is entered into." (52) "Whether it be Gristhy (married etc.) or Sanyasi (hermit) wihout Naam Japp then a noose is placed around the neck. Whether it be ucha (high) neeva (low) , rich or poor if Naam simran is accomplished Sehaj Subah (gradually)." (53) "Then no one is parallel to them , even if a Brahmin engages in countless mahan (of great magnitude) tapp and vart (rituals). That is why perpetually absorb Naam in the Hidah (heart) , he/she crosses to salvation and causes the salvation of Pittar (elders)." (54) All Sikhs became blissful upon hearing this, they absorbed Satnaam in their hearts. By engaging in simran , millions of Sikhs became liberated. Who can speak of their untt (end)?" (55) Satguru Ji attached Sikhs to Gurmat , for the love of Sikhi they preached Gurmat."I have spoken of some of the Sikhs in the form of Katha , and the central attributes shown." (56) That Sikh is of vadhey bhaag (blessed) whosoever has adopted Gurmat , has crossed into salvation for self and their sanghi's (who met with them) had their sorrows eradicated and they too attained salvation. (57)
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    Chandi Charitar

    @hsingh6 another thing i have learned from personal experience is that its always best to keep quiet or stay gupt when any paath or simran is done. As i have seen how when i have mentioned that i did this bani or paath the next day i end missing it for the day or a few days in a row. So thats my first step to stay gupt.
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